AUBURN — Oakhurst Dairy has pledged to donate $200,000 in money and $479,000 in food donations over the next four years to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine’s Campaign to End Hunger.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Household Food Security report, 11.4% of Maine households were food insecure between 2018 and 2020, which is higher than the national average.

The state’s largest hunger-relief organization has set a goal to raise $250 million — $150 million in large-scale food donations from food retailers, manufacturers, producers and Maine farmers, as well as $100 million in philanthropic donations from individuals, businesses and foundations — by 2025.

The organization has raised nearly $165 million toward the $250 million campaign goal to date. For more information about the Food Bank’s Campaign to End Hunger, visit

Over the past two years, Oakhurst has donated almost $420,000 to Good Shepherd, $50,000 for the food bank’s Hampden facility renovation, $10,000 in emergency pandemic relief funds and $359,000 in food. Combined these donations will total a little over $1 million by the end of 2025.

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